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Half Moon Bay State Beach

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Address: Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 916 653 6995
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Activities: Surfing
Description: Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground...
Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.
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Pleasant evening

We stay close by to the half moon bay beach. On evening we just started ride to beach. The place is very pleasant and amazing one. Especially the shore is so nice and we can play... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Mateo, California
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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stay close by to the half moon bay beach. On evening we just started ride to beach. The place is very pleasant and amazing one. Especially the shore is so nice and we can play with the sand.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely Beach ..romantic n not crowded!! It is also a good picnic spot..apart from the beach itself, the drive to the Half moon bay is also very long, romantic and beautiful and peaceful!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

After a beautiful drive along highway 92 through sun-dappled trees, we parked near Kelly Ave. (to park in campground area/main beach entrance costs $10) and walked to this relaxing spot. I've been a number of times at different times of the year, and this June day was one of the more crowded weekdays I've seen. Always an instantly calming spot... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Good place, long and beautiful beach, excellent for long walks. dogs not allowed, parking is not free.

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Santa Clara, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A very long beach! Excellent view. It is also a good place for camping. For camping, you have to reserve though. I went during June to watch the sunset and it was cold. Make sure you take warm clothes. Restroom is available near the beach. Also, you will find many BBQ stations available. A must visit place for a day... More 

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Half Moon Bay is a beautiful town. Be sure to stop at some of the many seafood restaurants. When we returned home I immediately wanted to return for some of the FRESH seafood.

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Bay area
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Nice beach, but plan to pay for parking or get a ticket. A short hike to the beach down a dirt path. Cool temperature is the normal so plan your clothing in layers.

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Half Moon Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Fun day. Great state park for weekenders or travelers. Right on the beach with great trails to see local plants and wildflowers Great visitor center On this particular day there was music, food and artwork and local plants (drought-resistant )for sale. Very clean Gorgeous beach and waves

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Very scenic! The beach isn't for sun bathing but has surfers and great views! Make sure you stop at all the look out points!

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

we reached half moon bay state beach also called as francis beach from San Bruno, parking fee is bit high 10$ for entire day. we can walk along the beach, walk around the trails. the water is cold as expected and the view is great so you can take few snaps. you can spend for about 2 hrs or so... More 

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Address: Address: Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 916 653 6995
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay

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